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Ooh La Lacey!

Let Me Just Slip Into Something More Comfortable...

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I can always count on Disaster Krogstad to have a recommendation for places to shop. He has a keen eye, enjoys spoiling his little moppet, and has traveled the grid far more widely than I. Recently he showed me a little boutique on the Tableau sim, Ooh LaLa. (Addendum: The sim is currently under re-design, but you can see the Ooh LaLa line – which is part of Nylon Outfitters – on The Marketplace.)

I loved the design of the store, and really hope it doesn’t change too much in the sim remodel. It harkened back to when femme fatales of the silver screen wore structured corsets, weren’t afraid to embrace their femininity, and styles didn’t have to be cut all the way up to there to be considered sexy.

While there aren’t a lot of different pieces offered, what is available is intriguing. I purchased three different outfits: the Lacey Slip, the Betty BodySuit, and the Lined Corset. I also picked up the Garter Clips and Black Seamed Stockings which are sold separately.

After trying on all three, I was most strongly drawn to the Lacey Slip, which I purchased in Black. I appreciated its classic lingerie lines, the detail of the wide lace bands, the sensual draping of the fabric over feminine softness. Some clothing on Second Life is shadowed and highlighted for a girl with almost body-builder-like abs, but the Lacey Slip hints at the gentle curve of a woman’s belly and the delicious spot where thigh meets hip.

What’s “Just Right”: I love the attention to detail when it comes to the patterning of the lace and the wrinkles on the fabric. As a ‘period piece’ the construction seams are perfectly placed and add to the authenticity of the garment. [While the garter straps are sold separately, they were remarkable enough to earn their own comments: The realism of the garter straps is very high. The satiny texture and the slight shift of the ribbon is luscious. I appreciated the way the garter straps peeped through the bright white lace of the slip.]

What Could Use Improvement: I wish that the ribbons where the straps meet the bodice were prim ribbons and not part of the texture of the garment. On a smaller chested girl, they would work, but for me, there was distortion. The outfit cries out for the completion of the garter straps – I wish they were sold as part of the outfit.

Featured Outfit Details: The Lacey Slip
Price: 150 for the Lacey Slip, 140 for the Garter Clips (a 3 color set), 30 for the stockings.
Pieces: 5 (Jacket/Shirt/Undershirt, Pants/Underpants) + Prim skirt piece and a landmark.
Availability: Black (featured), Red, Cream, and Pink

Ratings:
Detailing: B+
Prim Attachments?: 1 – the ‘skirt prim’
Resizing Scripts?: Not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Not if you want to include the garters.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes! In fact, some of the shading work celebrates a girl with softness.
Multi-purpose pieces?: I suppose one could wear this as a dress… maybe?
Permissions?: Copy – yes / Modify – Yes / Transfer – No. (All colors available on the Marketplace for gifting, though.)
Sim Rating?: Sim is currently closed for construction.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: [What Next], Alchemy Immortalis, Olive Juice, Diesel Works
Props: Dressing screen and stool by What Next. Victorian Skybox by FE Designs.

Model Details:
Lingerie: (Ooh LaLa!) Lacey Slip in Black
Stockings: (Ooh LaLa!) Seam Stockings – Black
Garters: (Ooh LaLa!) Garter Clips
Shoes: Opium Ultra Stilettos in Black
Jewelry: *JD* black pearl necklace
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Vendor List:
FE Designs: Victorian Manor Themed Skybox (The Marketplace)
PS/PS & JD: Pearl Jewelry Set(The Marketplace)
[What Next]: Vintage Dressing Screen & Stool Modelling Props (The Marketplace)

Extra Special Bonus Edition Review!

Impish Eku
Okay, I’ll be honest. The real reason for this secondary review is that it was a pretty thin excuse to get a friend of mine into lingerie. (Ok, so maybe I *am* trying to feature a wider variety of body types. But still. Doesn’t she look adorable? :)) The Betty Body Suit is the outfit Disaster thought I would be most drawn to – but on my curves, it just didn’t look right. Enter someone of more delicate proportions – the infamous Eku Zhong!

All of the things I held against the Betty outfit, Eku praised – the lack of extra shadowing below the bustline, the modest back, the highlights and shadows. So it just goes to show that not everyone is going to see the same outfit the same way.

What we did agree on: The styling of the garment is beautiful – it captures the concept of that time period very well. I also appreciated that the garter clips were built in to this outfit, rather than a separate item. (However, the layering options using the garter clips aren’t the strongest. I would have liked to have seen a ‘bottom part of garment + clips’ option.)

Featured Outfit Details: The Betty BodySuit
Price: 150L
Pieces: 6
Availability: Red, Black, and Cream

Model Details:
Lingerie: (Ooh LaLa!) Betty BodySuit in Red
Stockings: (Ooh LaLa!) Seam Stockings – Black
Boots: Opium Hell Cowboy Boots (Unisex)
General: Hair by TheAbyss, Skin by []::Tuli::[], eyes by *REDGRAVE*, Shape by Eku Zhong (Custom, not for sale).

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Naughty or Nice? Bratty or..?

Bratty: Christmas Edition

Presents!
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OK, I confess: I love holiday themed clothing. I adore the costumes of Halloween, I grin and squee at adorable bunny outfits, snicker at festive St. Patrick’s day themes, and feel an odd sense of pride and pleasure at 4th of July ensembles. Is it any wonder that Christmas is one of my favorite times of year? There are a plethora of outfits designed for the holiday season and I’ve been checking in with some of the designers who have really impressed us this year to see if they were doing any special releases.

One that jumped right off the page at me was the Carrie Bridger / Carrie’s Lingerie releases. She has over half a dozen, but the two that drew my eye the fastest was the Bratty and the Rachael. I visited their store and was immediately greeted by one of the customer service reps, Punky Teardrop. We chatted a bit about the store and the holiday items being offered. It was really lovely to have an actual salesperson to talk with, rather than a bot or silence, and I appreciated her help. She let me know that Carrie’s is doing a “12 days of Christmas” special, with a different outfit being offered for only 50L each day. I happened to luck out and found my favorite – Bratty – on discount that day. Yay for sales!

What’s “Just Right”: I liked the taffeta sheen to this outfit, and the adorable striped fabric on the bodice contrasting with the gold snowflakes on the body. There’s well-done hints at boning for extra realism, which I always appreciate. The busk is a subtle detail that is highlighted by a bright red edging. The line of the garters is feminine and flirty. You’re provided with several styling options: under-bust and over-bust, a flirty mini-ruffle or gartered look. The pieces are very mix-and-match friendly so you can find the version you like best. I appreciated the extra touch of the prim bow for the lacing ends.

What Could Use Improvement: I found the prim ruffle/skirt a bit unwieldy. It’s so short that it will require a good bit of adjusting individual prims for a more curvy avatar. There were some angles it just looked odd from. I would have liked a secondary, contrasting panty option – it disappears into the garter-belt a little bit.

Other things to note: Carrie’s Lingerie has a strong presence on The Marketplace, and they have gift-friendly permissions (Transfer) which is much appreciated!

Featured Outfit Details:
Price: 425 apiece or 2,300L for the fat pack (which does not include the holiday version)
Pieces: 11 clothing + 2 prims + landmark + Texture
Availability: Holiday, Green, Pink, Blue, Purple, Red and Teal.

Ratings:
Detailing: A-.
Prim Attachments?: Skirt and Bow
Resizing Scripts?: None
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – there are a generous variety of options provided.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – the patterns chosen showed minimal stretching and distortion.
Multi-purpose pieces?: You could pair the corset with pants for a holiday party, or use the under-bust option with a top for a festive look.
Permissions?: No copy / No Modify, Transfer OK! Prim Skirt is Mod.
Sim Rating?: New York Harbor is rated Mature.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Location: Carbondale Heights
Poses: Glitterati, Vista Animations, [What Next], Fire Beach Designs

Model Details:
Lingerie: Bratty – Christmas Edition, by Carrie’s Lingerie
Pasties: Holly Pasties by Motherfunken
Shoes: CourtX in Lipstick Red by AW Design
Deelyboppers: Holiday Horns by Circle Widdershins
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Vendor List:
/artilleri/: Colored string lights
AW Design: CourtX heels in Lipstick Red (The Marketplace)
B&D: Christmas Wreath
Carrie’s Lingerie: Bratty – Christmas Edition (The Marketplace)
Cleo Design: Bag of Gifts (This is actually the *packaging* for an item I purchased there.
Djinn & Tonic: Happy Christmas Tree (Part of the Stumblebum Brigade sale)
Fire Beach Designs It’s a Wrap pose and prop set (The Marketplace)
[GOS]: Macchiato coffee from the Cafe Collection
Motherfunken: Holly Pasties (The Marketplace)
MudHoney: Pinecone Tree w/ Gold Star (Hunt Freebie)
Republica: Snowflake Holiday Skybox
Skell Dagger: 5-prim tabletop Christmas tree (not sure where/if it’s still sold)
[What Next]: ‘Cosy Christmas’ Set 1 (Offered on the 12/12/10 Lazy Sunday), ‘Cosy Christmas’ Set 2 – (Offered as part of Project Themeory).

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2010 in Corsets, Costumes / Fantasy

 

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Lazy Sunday

Intimates - Dots, by My Pinkie Skull: Lazy Sunday

Naeve’s last post was so overwhelmingly girlie cute that I had to follow that same vein. I dug through my ‘To Be Reviewed’ folder, and immediately came up with the Intimates Dots by My Pinkie Skull. This adorable little bra, panty and gartered stocking outfit is casual, comfy, girl-next-door-in-cotton sexy. It was the sort of outfit I could see myself wearing during some hardcore weekend lazing around the house. Or, if I was being daring, slipping out to the back yard to deal with the laundry… Hope the neighbor isn’t peeking through the fence! 😛 

I like the extra details found on the Intimates Dots — the seaming on the bra and panties, the shadow of nipples under the bra, the ribbon details on both pieces. These are the sorts of things that brings an outfit to the level that makes me sit up and wanna blog.

What’s “Just Right”: The highlight and shadow work on the bra is very subtle but well done.The seaming on both pieces is nicely executed. I appreciate that two options were offered – a single white lace garter mid-thigh, or white gartered blue stockings. I like the tiny hint of white lace at the top of the panty, and would love to have seen more on the bra as well.

What Could Use Improvement: I absolutely adore MPS’ 10 pack of panties (previously blogged in ‘Zipped’) for their detail – the undies on the Intimate Dots isn’t quite up to the same level. Still good — just not *great*. I’d love it if the bows on the bra and panties were prim bows, for extra detail.

Other things to note: My Pinkie Skull has a very strong presence on The Marketplace, which makes shopping and gifting easy.

Late Breakfast
Getting Dressed
Laundry Day

Featured Outfit: Intimate Dots by My Pinkie Skull
Price: 150
Pieces: 8 + landmark – Bra on Undershirt, Shirt & Jacket, Panty on Underpants & Pants, Garter on Sock, Gartered Stockings on Sock, Gloves.
Available Colors: Black, Red, Blue (Featured), Pink, and Green.

Ratings:
Detailing: B
Prim Attachments?: None
Resizing Scripts?: Not applicable
Tattoo Friendly?: Yes – both pieces offered on multiple layers
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – very little discernible distortion of the pattern.
Multi-purpose pieces?: Maybe – it could double as a retro-ish swimsuit….
Sim Rating?:

Model Details:
Sabella: Outfit – Intimates Dots by My Pinkie Skull. Bare Feet by SLink. Leeza Locking Pumps by Pixel Mode. Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by Poetic Colors, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Locations: iTuTu, Carbondale Heights.
Poses: Water Sapphire, Long Awkward Pose, DeePosed, Luth, Ilse’s Animations, Vextra Messing Design, Penny Dreadful Arcade (Closed).

Vendor Details:
Apocalips Japan: Teal Paisley Rug, Buddha in the Valley Painting, Copper glazed Planter with Bamboo & Rattan Planter.
iTuTu: Hanging Laundry set / Shoot location.
La Galleria: White Dentelle Lace Sculpted Scarf Table with Scarf, 2 Prim Table Lamp with Peony white shade, White & LACE Comforter Bed Linens, Sculpted Iron Bed Frame
Modest House: Roslyn House
Prim Pincher: Whimsical Blue Star Hanging Lamp
Republica: Geek Chic Chair (Project Themory Exclusive)
Tasty Prims Food Shop: Hashbrown, Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Plate
Vextra Messing Design: Garden Table for Two (The Marketplace)
{what next}: Coastal Cottage Breakfast Room Cafetiere, Pile of Children’s Books.

 
 

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Rock Me, Baby

Rock Me Amadeus

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I am always on the lookout for lingerie that is widely affordable so I was excited when I found the babydolls offered by Rock Me Amadeus. While I will be honest and say that most of their offerings are not what I would consider up to par, I was hopeful for their Babydoll Lingerie. It is available in three colors: Red, Blue and Pink.

What’s “Just Right”: I really liked the lace-ornamented netted fabric and lace edging of the babydoll. The bra and panty look great on their own or when combined with the babydoll. It’s easy to put together a couple different looks with the pieces available. I like the strappy back of the bra and the flower-shaped centerpoint where the straps meet; it’s very feminine.

What Could Use Improvement: I didn’t notice it until I cranked my graphics up high to take pictures, but there’s a major issue with the bottom of the prim texture for the babydoll – it’s got a very thin red edge. (See detail picture with the arrow and unhappy face. The same issue also exists with the pink and blue versions of the outfit – I checked.) As well, the way the garterbelt layers over the panties looks a bit odd in the front, creating a narrow window of lighter tone that drew my eye.

Photo Details:
Model & Photographer: Sabella Fallen
Lingerie: Red Babydoll Lingerie by Rock Me Amadeus (In World / The Marketplace)
Jewelry: White & Pearls Bracelet by Bonita’s Jewelry & Funique Shop (In World / The Marketplace), Cassie Pearl Bracelets by SBJ (In World / The Marketplace), Necklace & Earrings by Persona (In World / The Marketplace)
General: Hair by Argrace, Skin by Belleza, Eyes by LAQ, Nails by Candy Nail, Wedding Ring by JCNY
Poses: Long Awkward Pose, Glitterati, What Next, Vista Animations
Location: Fab Pads

Outfit Details:
Price: 75L
Pieces: 5: bra on shirt, garter belt on pants, panties on underwear, stockings, and babydoll dress.

Ratings:
Detailing: C – The red edge on the babydoll prim is a huge deduction in quality.
Prim Attachments?: Yes, the babydoll.
Resizing Scripts?: No
Tattoo Friendly?: No.
Curvy Girl Friendly?: Yes – I found even the lace detailing on the bra stood up well.
Multi-purpose pieces?: There’s three or four looks you can put together, but this is pure lingerie.
Sim Rating?: “Palamos Island” on Edgemont is a PG Sim

 

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